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Lemon Grape Sloe Gin Cake

Say this 5 times fast, or not and just whip up this outstanding, zesty cake!

- Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 8 people
Author Monica C


  • 2 1/3 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter room temperature and cubed
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 Lemons for zest (and juice)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2.5 tbsp Sloe Gin + dash
  • 2.5 tbsp Empress Gin
  • 2 cups Coronation Grapes
  • 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • Icing Sugar for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 365 degrees F, grease 9 inch springform circular pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

  2. Grab 1 large and 1 small sized bowl. In large bowl, whisk your flour, baking powder and salt. In small bowl, add sour cream and baking soda and set it aside.

  3. Plug in your Standup mixer with the paddle attachment and add your eggs and sugar. Mix at Low-med, until it starts to become light and fluffy (approximately 3-5 minutes).

  4. Increase your speed to medium and add your eggs one at a time. Ensure that all sides and bottom are incorporated, stop the machine when you have to to do this.

  5. Add Lemon Juice, zest, followed by vanilla extract, sloe gin and gin at low-medium speed.

  6. Next, you'll want to add the flour and sour cream mixture in parts. First start off with dumping 1/3 of the flour mixture, and mix low-med until combined, stop and add 1/2 of the sour cream, again until combined (DON'T OVERMIX), followed by 1/3 flour, then last half sour cream, then last bit of flour. Again, do not overmix.

  7. Prep your coronation grapes, by grabbing a small bowl and adding cornstarch, cinnamon and dash of Sloe Gin, and give this a quick stir until combined. Stir in your coronation grape. Try not to bruise or pierce them.

  8. Add half of the cake mixture to the prepped springform pan and add half of the grape mixture. Once that's done, grab the rest of the cake mixture and add it on top, making sure to cover the initial grapes. Add the rest of the grapes on top (you can LIGHTLY press it down as well).

  9. Toss into the oven for approximately 45 minutes. It is done when your toothpick comes out clean from the centre. Let it sit for 15 minutes at room temperature (on top of cooling rack), before removing the springform pan. Sift Icing sugar on top.